Founded in 1959, Straw Hat Pizza is the originator of "Genuine
California Pizza," and is comprised of numerous locations in the
Western United States. We're poised for rapid growth in the United
States and Canada. Plans call for a total of 100+ pizza restaurants and
grills by the end of 2010.
Wholesome and satisfying, but also fast and flexible, the hallmark of a
Straw Hat Pizza restaurant is its upbeat and fun atmosphere. Our
strategic locations – situated in the heart of a community - make our
restaurants the local gathering hub for families, sports teams and
Straw Hat has always appealed to families and individuals who want
great value, served up in a fun, clean environment. Many of our
restaurants feature arcade rooms with pinball machines and video games,
making an outing to Straw Hat Pizza a relaxing experience for parents
and a fun night out for the kids. Big Screen TVs give dads, moms,
coaches and lunch-time executives premiere seating for their favorite
sports teams and ultra-media events.
"A most cooperative franchise."
Franchisees pay royalties to the franchise and in return, receive
marketing, advertising, operations and quality control support,
advantageous partnerships with national and regional manufacturers and
suppliers, and ingredients and packaging manufactured by Straw Hat
Each franchisee has a real say in his or her company's future.
The Franchise was recently awarded the prestigious seal of Fair
Franchising by the American Association Franchisees & Dealers
(AAFD) and awarded "hottest franchise" by America's Hottest Franchise.
We care about our franchisees and it shows
We take great pride in our franchise opportunity and are structured to
help each of our franchisees succeed. At Straw Hat you are more than a
franchisee. You are a member of an extended family. Straw Hat staff
members are by your side each step of the way. Whether you are a new
franchisee or an existing one, we do everything we can to help you meet
your needs in your individual marketplace. Periodic visits from a Straw
Hat staff member will assist you in meeting your goals. If there are
marketing needs, a marketing representative will help you plan out fun,
creative, and low-cost ways to increase traffic in your store. If you
need artwork for a special local promotion - give us a call! We'll even
go further - we will go out with you into your community and teach you
how to market outside of your restaurant. This is where we differ from
the other guys.
Making it our business to grow your business™
Straw Hat is growing each year by adding new franchises and training
them to be the best operators in the business. A renewed commitment to
nationally recognized marketing programs has seen success throughout
the chain, and our purchasing programs are second to none. As we
celebrate our 50th birthday, the chain is preparing to rapidly grow.
We've recently added two new cutting-edge concept restaurants – Straw
Hat Pizza Express and Straw Hat Grill. Straw Hat plans to grow to more
than 100 restaurants by the end of 2010, and expand from California,
Nevada, Arkansas and Oregon to the rest of the United States and
Testimonials "I used to be an executive in the tech industry four
years ago, but now I own two of the largest Straw Hat Pizzas in the
chain. I would never go back to being an employee again. I love being
my own boss."
- Clark Rupp
"I started out as a cook at Straw Hat 25 years ago. I
now own three different Straw Hat Pizza restaurants and I am thankful
that Straw Hat has provided me the opportunity for my family and I to
live the American Dream."
- - Sal Listek
We've been riding the wave of success since 1959. Now, as we prepare to
celebrate our 50th anniversary, we're poised for the future to build on
our success as we roll out restaurants across the country. You can be
part of this tremendous expansion opportunity. Becoming a Straw Hat
Pizza owner is the ultimate way to launch a small business – whether
you're new to the restaurant world or looking for a fresh way to start
your own venture.
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